We value positive relationships with parents and carers to help develop better social and emotional skills in children. We know that when children are engaged with their learning, they attend school more regularly, leading to better long term outcomes.

For parenting and counselling services, visit the Family Support page, and for direction and clarity on regulations, processes and procedures at our school, read the Sydney Catholic School policies.

Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Hoxton Park encourages and actively supports a positive, supportive partnership between home and school. The involvement of parents within the school is highly valued.

Parents assist in varying ways within the classroom, depending on the needs of the class; these could include activities such as reading, mathematics groups, computer technology, art and craft activities as well as other group work. We also encourage parents to help in our school library covering books.

Prior to participating in a classroom program, interested parents will participate in a training program that aims to enhance confidence by equipping parents with the skills necessary to be an effective classroom helper.

An essential requirement for any prospective classroom parent helper is confidentiality. That is, the ability to interact with children in their learning environment and not to discuss with anyone, except the class teacher, if appropriate, aspects of any child’s performance.

Such confidentiality is vital in protecting the developing self-esteem of each young child.

2022 School Year
Term 4
Monday 10 October 2022 – Tuesday 20 December 2022
2023 School Year
Term 1
Friday 27 January 2023 – Thursday 6 April 2023
Term 2
Monday 24 April 2023 – Friday 30 June 2023
Term 3
Monday 17 July 2023 – Friday 22 September 2023
Term 4
Monday 9 October 2023 – Tuesday 19 December 2023
Note: Please check with your school as dates will vary.

School commences: 8:40am
Lunch: 10:50am-11:30am
Recess: 1:30pm-2:00pm
School concludes: 3:00pm

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